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How can I make 1+$MachineEpsilon not look like 1?

I undarstand that 1+$MachineEpsilon is actually not equal 1. However, it persists to look like it was equal ...
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New display format needed: “drag box”

I want to create a new display type, especially for numbers or text, but potentially for arbitrary objects as well. I want a "drag box" where not all of the number (object) is visible, but dragging ...
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Can one prevent operators like `Factor` or `Apart` from changing full form of some algebraic expressions?

In this question I will talk about a toy example, it should be clear what do I actually mean in general. Also, not only Factor but also ...
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Set PlotTheme globally?

Can one set a default PlotTheme globally? While I recognize one can make lots of workarounds to sort of do this: Go to ...
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Continuous background color of adjacent cells

I'm trying to make continuous blocks of cells so that their background colors are the same, but without breaks of white space between them. E.g. After some recent digging, I found the option "Show ...
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10bits per rgb / 1024 shades of gray?

Can we display 10 bits per rgb in Mathematica? I'm using a quadro card and 30 bit monitor and can get a smooth gradient using Psychtoolbox in matlab. The following Mathematica should produce a bar ...
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How to get this grid normal height?

When I execute this ...
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Is it possible to Print into a collapsable CellGroup?

During rather long computation I have intermediate steps Printed with useful information which should be collected for possible use in future inside of the ...
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How can I fix Mathematica's text line-breaking algorithm not to line-break so soon?

I have some custom plotting functions that simplify the placement of footnotes and source notes under the plot. It is important that the line length of the footnotes fills up the available space and ...
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How can I efficiently write formatted data to a Gaussian Cube file?

I am working with data files that contain information about electronic wave functions. The data format is specified by the quantum chemistry program Gaussian. I need to import the data, manipulate ...
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Using CellPrint with a TraditionalForm string

I am trying to use CellPrint to print a cell that asks a user to solve an equation. This equation is randomly generated right beforehand, and I would like to have it print in Blue. The whole Cell ...
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Command to Show Full Output

I have some rather long output from a notebook I run on a remote server. There is a time limit on processes so I typically do NotebookSave[] after any important ...
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displaying Laurent polynomials nicely

I have some 2-variable Laurent polynomials in $q$ and $t$, and I'd like to collect powers of $q$ and display them without using fractions, and to sort the terms by the power of $q$. For example, I'd ...
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How to apply tags to expression terms?

I often see on this site and at the mathgroup the repeated questions on how to rearrange expression that Mathematica "likes" to keep in one form, but the user prefers in another. Consider this trivial ...
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How to get a list of pairs into the form $(x,y)$?

I want to put the solutions of the equation $y = (x + 3)/(x - 3)$, where $x$, $y$ are integers, into the form $(x,y)$. For example, $(2, -5)$ instead of $\{2,-5\}$. When I evaluated ...
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How can I suppress zero or nonzero values in a matrix?

So, if I have something like: F[IdentityMatrix[3] // MatrixForm, 1] I'd like F[] to display: $$\begin{pmatrix} 1 & ...
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Filling and Shading an Harmonic Curve

Suppose I have an equation plotted as shown: ...
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ArcTan expressed as a radian fraction?

This type of answer is what I'm looking for: In[58]:= ArcTan @ 1 Out[58]= π/4 This is what mathematica gives me: ...
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Character display color

I'm looking to cause the front end to display individual characters in a specific color, just in general, as a default sort of thing. For instance, the character "1" would always display as a red 1, ...
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How to transform the output of FactorInteger to a traditional format?

I changed the FactorInteger output to a format which is more suitable to my needs. I used: ...
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Dynamically updated text in Graphics

I created a Manipulate function that graphs a line along with its formula next to its graph. But the formula doesn't display what I want. As I use the controls sometimes I'll get the slope or the ...
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Changing order of TeXForm output

I am creating Taylor polynomials and exporting them using TeXForm. When a polynomial p[x] is displayed in Mathematica, it shows, ...
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Reduce an equation by putting a new variable

I have the following equation given: $$ (26-x)\cdot\sqrt{5x-1} -(13x+14)\cdot\sqrt{5-2x} + 12\sqrt{(5x-1)\cdot(5-2x) }= 18x+32. $$ In order to solve it, I want to substitute $t = \sqrt{5x - ...
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How to substitute $x$ in a expression $f(x)$ but not calculate the value of the $f(x)$ at the point $x$?

I want to subtitute $x = 1$ into the expression $$f(x)=x^2 + 3 (x^2 - m^2) + \sqrt{x^2 + 1}$$ but I don't calculate the value $f(1)$, that is mean, I want $$1^2 + 3(1^2-m^2)+\sqrt{1^2 + 1}.$$ If I ...
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Frame thickness in Framed[] [duplicate]

I need to change the frame thickness in Framed[] in order to create a legend box. How can I set the frame thickness in Framed[]? ...
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specify field width in Print

I would like to format the output. For example, the following code gives ...
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Manually adjust graph vertex location by dragging?

Sometimes I have a graph and I want to make tweaks to the vertex locations. Is there any way to manually adjust graph vertex location by dragging? If I double click to edit, I can move around the ...
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Why this code is considerably slower in version 9?

I have a Mathematica code for computing and plotting the density which corresponds to a given potential. The following code was written few years ago using version ...
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Simplify function notation

I have some calculations with arbitrary functions. In the output, Mathematica always shows the functions with its arguments. I would like to tidy the notation a bit, by hiding the arguments in the ...
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Export data with the number form but is not same as shown in notebook

I want to export data nicely with NumberForm, However it displays Ok in the note book, but not the exported file. Here is the code: ...
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numerical precision in output file

I want to write the numerical results of a computation to a file which is to be read in Fortran. The data looks like: ...
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Control over the way matrix is displayed

I am wondering how to change the output format in Mathematica. For example, I have $x=\binom{3}{1}$ and $y=\binom{2}{5}$, and I want to find what linear combination of $x$ and $y$ produces ...
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Cost of Living comparison for many cities

I have an excel file with about 40 cities listed. I would like to compare the cost of living for each one. I have seen the sample "relocation calculator" given by the input: ...
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Manipulate Demo Full Screen

Is it possible to create a demo using Manipulate and then open it in a document that can be expanded to full screen?
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Why are the edge items in Grid truncated?

The first and last rows and columns of my Grids always seem to be smaller than all the other rows in my Grid, as of they had ...
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Why can't I pass in a product of matrices in my modified matrixform? [duplicate]

In attempt to build a function that would work like MatrixForm but would wrap a matrix with brackets, I tried the following function: ...
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Set number of columns in text-based interface

Is it possible to set the number of columns in Mathematica's text-based interface? Or disable word wrapping in the text-based interface ? Specifically, my concern is output from ...
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Is it possible to show Tooltips in a ListPicker menu?

Is it possible to show Tooltips in a ListPicker menu? This effect is possible using TabView, but I would much prefer using ListPicker. Below is a simplified version of my code. ...
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How to prevent Grid from breaking the line upon export

I want to create a legend for my plots (a mixture of RegionPlots and ContourPlots). The legend should show the meanins of colors as boxes with text in them and the meaning of contours as framed number ...
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SuperscriptBox question

I am trying to define an object type in Mathematica as follows ...
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Row Alignment in Grid

I've been working on creating tables of differences in MAA similar to the image below, but with a bit more detail: I've written a function that will take an anonymous function, a range of values ...
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DisplayFormula not working as expected

How do I use the styles "DisplayFormula" and "DisplayFormulaNumbered"? Why is there no margin (or empty space) around the ...
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How to print unevaluated arguments in the form they were originally typed in?

I'm looking for a way to print a function's arguments, not only unevaluated, but also in the way they were originally typed in. By way of experimentation, I tried stuff like this: ...
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TableHeadings align to the right

Is there away to get TableHeadings align to the Right instead of the default to the Left? ...
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How do I NOT change the input/output number when editing?

I tried to search for a topic on this, but didn't seem to find anything, so here goes. I'm pretty new to Mathematica, so there are a lot of things I don't know yet, but one thing is pretty annoying ...
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Embed CDF into an Apple iBook?

Edit From the comments I received and verifying the information about CDF at wolfram.com, it appears that it is presently impossible to embed CDF into iBooks. WRI does not appear to be happy with this ...
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How do I display function application with square brackets in traditional form?

If I type C[x, y] // TraditionalForm I get something that looks like C[x, y] But if I type ...
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How to justify this Grid vertically

As titled above, How I can justify and how I can change the space between columns in this Grid specified below: ...
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how to write TableForm expression into file?

Now I have a list stored in data as follows data = {{"Ca", 1, 1, 1}, {"Ca", 2, 2, 2}, {"Ca", 3, 3, 3}} the ...
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Printing Block Matrices

I have a 2D matrix, such as: d=2; M=Array[a, {d^2,d^2}]; and I would like to print it in a way which emphasizes its dxd block matrix structure. If ...